Starting a company

When you register a company you are creating a separate legal entity for which you, as an officeholder, will have certain legal obligations.

Before starting a company, there are a number of steps you need to take. You must:

  • decide if a company structure is right for you
  • choose a company name
  • decide how to operate your company
  • understand your legal obligations as an officeholder
  • get the consent of those involved in your company, and
  • register your company with ASIC.

If you have decided that a company structure is right for you, you can read Information Sheet 61 How to start a company for more information.

You must also decide how to operate your company. You will need to decide if  it will operate under:

  • replaceable rules    
  • its own constitution or
  • a combination of both.

Things you need to know

Description

How to start a company

Guides you through the process of registering a company.

Replaceable rules and constitution

Decide how to operate your company.

Minimum officeholders

A company must have a minimum number of officeholders.

Registered Agents

More information about what a Registered Agent is and how to use our online services.

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Last updated: 25/07/2016 11:39